With the release of the first public betas of iOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4, we found a feature that has interested many: How to unlock your iPhone with the mask on thanks to the Apple Watch. Now with the arrival of the public betas, anyone can use this feature.
iOS 14.5 and watchOS 7.4 Public Betas now available
Fed up with having to type in your iPhone’s security code every time you try to unlock it on the street? The use of the facemask has left our iPhone’s Face ID in a bad way, but with the arrival of these new updates for our devices things change radically, because now our Apple Watch can help us unlock our iPhone even while wearing the facemask.
To be able to test this new feature without having to wait for Apple to officially release this update for everyone, it is not necessary to be a developer. Thanks to Apple’s Public Beta program we can access these test versions, and they are already available to install these new versions on our devices.
Just click on this link and follow the steps to register your devices in the Apple program, after downloading the profiles, restart the devices the new Betas should appear available for download and you can start enjoying this new feature.
If at some point you would like to stop testing Betas, all you have to do is delete the profiles you downloaded on your Apple Watch and your iPhone, and wait for Apple to release a higher version than the one you have installed, at that time the update should appear on your device, and by installing it you will have left the Public Beta program until you feel like testing new features before anyone else. It is important to note that Public Betas involve less risk than Developer Betas, that’s why they always come out a little later.